Xbox One Hates 'F%ck'
The Xbox One's requirements for always-on and connected Kinect has been a bone of contention between gamers for ages, particularly once the specifics came out at E3. NSA scares, conspiracy theories, and general "my life is my own, keep out" sentiment has not won the Xbox One much favor in the great Microsoft versus Sony race.
Still, the technology is here, and it is what it is. No changing it now.
Gamers have already begun settling in with their newest preferred addition to the living room, and experimenting too - to the point where some gamers will never address their consoles by their proper names ever again.
Sexbot, go home. https://t.co/56mrEbzPNH— Jessica Chobot (@Jessica_Chobot) December 4, 2013
But what about some of the intended uses for the Kinect voice commands? Better immersion into your game of choice? Easy game selection without clunky on-screen navigation? The latest in full-body dancing game technology?
How about the enforcement of propriety?
As seen in the video above, your Kinect is always listening... and evidently, doesn't always like what it hears. Cursing at the screen in NBA 2K14 netted this player a technical foul for bad language.
Cursing on NBA 2k14 gets me a technical foul. Dont curse at your kinect, itll ruin your life. Xbox One NBA 2k14, next gen gameplay. nba 2k14 rage quit.
That's right, according to the Xbox, you are not allowed to curse in the privacy of your own home.
What the f***?
Is this really the kind of next-generation gaming that we're interested in? Sure, real life is one thing, but one of the big reasons we play games is to let off steam - and say what we want, at least to the moving pictures on the screen. Getting penalized for it in-game is not exactly what we were looking for - and is hardly what I would describe as "immersive."
While this sort of thing has apparently been in place for a while, this Xbox generation is the first to see across-the-board always on microphone and Kinect setup - the settings are bound to be set as default.
Knowledge is power. If you're anything like me, and unable to resist letting slip seaman's slang while you're playing - now you know it's time to figure out how to turn that s*** off.